February 11, 2014

Wowza Streaming Engine 4.0 released

We are glad to see that Wowza Media Systems has just made another big step forward.

They have released Wowza Streaming Engine which was formerly known as Wowza Media Server. Wowza Streaming Engine has version 4.0 to show continuity with Wowza Media Server product version 3.6.

Wowza team has also made a re-design of their website to reflect the change for their product concept so the latest information regarding Wowza Streaming Engine is available here. No need to enumerate all the new and existing features - just visit the website and see them yourself.

WMSPanel is part of Wowza technology alliance, this is why we had an honor to try Streaming Engine as part of product preview before it was officially announced. WMSPanel agent for Wowza was working fine, as expected.

Now when the official release is here, we've tested it again and we can confirm that WMSPanel agent works perfectly with Wowza Streaming Engine 4.0.

So you may upgrade to latest Wowza software with no worries about agent compatibility. Any workflow which you may want to create with new Wowza Streaming Engine, will be covered by WMSPanel. This includes:

Let us know if you have any specific use cases or requirements so we could help you choosing the right feature to use.

If you are already using WMSPanel and would like to upgrade Wowza, please use this instruction for WMSPanel agent migration.

P.S. If you still use older versions, like Wowza 2.0 or 3.0 or 3.6 - no worries, the same agent will work fine as well.


  1. Looks like you are more a competitor to them now at least in part of web management.

    You will have to reduce your selling points?

  2. Actually we are not competitors, we are product partners :)
    The big difference which Wowza did from WMSPanel perspective is a great improvement in server management UI. WMSPanel has been having server management for more than a year so far and Wowza made it as convenient as we do already. But that doesn't make us competitors :)
    BTW, another difference is that we allow controlling multiple instances from the single inteface, this is why we actually started management support. People like the ability to manage dozens of servers with a few clicks.

    However, WMSPanel provides the best Wowza reporting experience on the market. This is what our prices are based on - we charge for the data processing and storage. The new management will not reflect on the pricing as it's a free feature already (and it always was). So basically nothing changes here.

    But we're always looking for ways to expand our coverage - this is why we made integration with Nimble Streamer and plan support for other media servers.

    We're glad to receive any feed so feel free to contact us regarding any concerns.


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